Science Wire

State Department Awards Critical Language Scholarships to Four Hunter Students

July 1, 2015 | Hunter College

Hunter  students Patrick Harned, Matthew Marcus, Javier Pacayo and Yelena Suponya have been awarded 2015 Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. With this highly selective scholarship, each recipient will spend the summer abroad studying a “critical needs” language. The CLS program is part of a government effort to increase the number of […]

“Smaller is smarter” in superspreading of influence in social networks, say CCNY physicists

July 1, 2015 | City College

A study by City College of New York physicists Flaviano Morone and Hernán A. Makse suggests that “smaller is smarter” when it comes to influential superspreaders of information in social networks. This is a major shift from the widely held view that “bigger is better,” and could have important consequences for a broad range of social, natural and living networked systems.

CCNY Researchers develop eco-friendly oil spill solution

June 29, 2015 | City College

City College of New York researchers led by chemist George John have developed an eco-friendly biodegradable green “herding” agent that can be used to clean up light crude oil spills on water.

Topping Out at City Tech’s New Academic Building in Downtown Brooklyn

June 25, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech celebrated the topping out of its new academic building on June 22, marking a major milestone in the construction process when the last steel beam is put in place. Designed by Perkins Eastman, the approximately 360,000 sf, eight-story academic complex is being constructed on the site of the former Klitgord Building at the […]

CCNY psychology professor wins NIH grant to study the permanence of memories

June 25, 2015 | City College

Associate Professor of Psychology Timothy Ellmore of the City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership recently received a $469,250 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a three-year study of how memories become permanent.

Energy, Commitment, and Plans to Improve the Hunter Experience at Student Affairs Gathering

June 24, 2015 | Hunter College

At a spirited gathering on June 17, Student Affairs held their first annual division-wide meeting. Bringing together staff members from all components of the department – Advising; Athletics, Recreation and Intramurals; Career Development Services; AccessABILITY; Financial Aid; Residence Life; Registrar, and the newest addition, the Office of Student Communications, among others – President Jennifer J. […]

Professor Sarah Haviland Selected for International Exhibit

June 24, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC art professor Sarah Haviland exhibited her environmental sculpture on the grounds of the National Museum of Marine Science & Technology (NMMST) in Keelung, Taiwan, from May 14 to June 7, 2015. Haviland was one of nine artists chosen from more than 200 applications from 56 countries, to be part of the 2015 International Environment […]

STEM Institute kicks off CCNY summer HS programs

June 23, 2015 | City College

One hundred and sixty students from 50 high schools across the five boroughs will attend the 2015 New York STEM Institute summer program June 29 – August 7 at the City College of New York. The goal of the Institute is to prepare high school students, particularly women and underrepresented minorities, to successfully pursue college majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

City Tech Student Wins Google Summer of Code Award

June 23, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Md Arefin, a Computer Systems Technology major, recently received the Google Summer of Code Award for his proposal “Convert to a lambda expression Java 8 refactoring/quick fixes,” which offers solutions for more concise and versatile Java coding. Arefin and his mentor, Raffi Khatchadourian, a City Tech professor in the Computer Systems Technology Department, will work […]

Boston medical device company eyes European market with France expansion

June 23, 2015 | The University

As medical device company PathMaker Neurosystems Inc. begins exploring clinical trials in the U.S., it has unveiled expansion plans into France that will facilitate the company’s move into the European market.

Kingsborough Community College Professor Named as National Science Foundation Innovation Challenge Judge

June 19, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College, Uncategorized

Kingsborough Community College Assistant Professor, and Center for Economic and Workforce Development Director of Technology and the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise was named as a judge in the National Science Foundation’s Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) Boot Camp. The CCIC Boot Camp, in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), took place […]

City Tech Class of 2015 Inspired at 75th Commencement Exercises

June 18, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

“Being a student at City Tech taught me humility and acceptance. This college taught me that even a poor African man from a tiny village can become successful and realize his dream when he applies himself,” City Tech’s 2015 valedictorian Alassane Ngaide told a captivated crowd of approximately 8,000 fellow graduates, their families and friends […]

Eleanore Wurtzel (GC/Lehman) Identifies Enzyme to Potentially End Vitamin A Deficiency

June 16, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center, Lehman College

Professor Eleanore T. Wurtzel (GC/Lehman, Biochemistry/Biology) has identified a new enzyme in plants that shows promise for ending vitamin A deficiency — a life-threatening health issue that affects 250 million children worldwide.

Eight CCNY students awarded U.S. Geological Survey internships

June 16, 2015 | City College

Eight City College of New York students are spending summer working across the United States after being awarded U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) internships. This year’s USGS awards to City College are two more than in 2014.

Professor Elected to Board of Trustees of Prestigious Gordon Research Conferences

June 15, 2015 | Lehman College

Professor Eleanore T. Wurtzel of the Biological Sciences Department and Chair of the CUNY Ph.D. subprogram in Plant Sciences was elected to the Board of Trustees of the prestigious Gordon Research Conferences (GRC), whose mission it is to advance the frontiers of science. Dr. Wurtzel began her appointment on the GRC Board of Trustees in 2012 and will serve […]

50 Medgar Evers College Prep High School Students Earn College Degrees

June 12, 2015 | Medgar Evers College

As high school seniors all over the tri-state look towards starting college this fall, 50 students from Medgar Evers College Preparatory High School (MECPHS) will begin their first semesters with a degree already in hand.

Jeff Butts Named to DOJ Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board

June 12, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeff Butts, Director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Science Advisory Board. The 25-member board advises OJP on the areas of social science and statistics for the purpose of enhancing the overall impact and performance of OJP […]

John Jay Science and Math Students’ PRISM Research Showcased at New York State Capitol

June 11, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math Recognized by Legislature Twenty John Jay College science students had their research exhibited in the New York State Capitol building for a week starting on Tuesday, June 9.  The research projects were conducted as part of the College’s Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM). […]

City Tech’s Best of New York Award Dinner Salutes ‘Champions of the Environment’

June 10, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech honored “Champions of the Environment” at the 2015 Best of New York Award Dinner on Monday, May 18, at the New York Hilton Midtown. The evening began with a Guest of Honor Reception, followed by dinner and the award presentations. City Tech graduate Michael Lomonaco ’84, celebrity chef and managing partner, Porter House […]

3 Published Studies and a 3D Leap Ahead: Professor Mark Hauber’s Triple Slam

June 10, 2015 | Hunter College

The spring semester ended on a trill of high notes for Mark Hauber, an expert on the evolution and behavior of birds. “It’s been a good week,” Hauber said as he received widespread attention for his three new studies, published in quick succession in separate scientific journals. Biology Open published Hauber’s study of how avian […]